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Lafranchi Family History, Part A-II

November 2017
A fire destroyed most Coglio parish records on January 24, 1745. Father Giovanni Battista Pozzi selectively reconstructed the baptism and marriage records in that year from other records and the testimony of parishioners. As such the majority of the information about Coglio before 1745 is from that reconstruction, except for a few records from the neighboring parish of Giumaglio. Death records are not available for Coglio until 1888 so deaths throughout are estimated.
Italian and Latin Names
Parish records, from which most of this information comes, is primarily written in Latin, while civil records are primarily written in Italian. Names that have only been observed in Latin but have either been converted to Italian or left in Latin are rendered in italics.

 

 

 

Giovanni Antonio LAFRANCHI (1661-<1693)Top

A21.May 2016 Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi was born on April 12, 1661, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland, and baptized the same day in Maggia, 3 kilometers downriver. His godparents were named as Giovanni Baptista Lafranchi and Margherita Giumini.[Bap 1661] He married Guglielma Cerini of the neighboring town of Giumaglio and had two sons:

A211. Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi (Sr.) 6 Oct 1685 --  -- 
A212. Giacomo Pietro Lafranchi 9 Sep 1693 (> 1763) (> 69)

Antonio and Guglielma chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giovanni Giacomo: Giovanni Lafranchi and Mrs. Maria Sartori of Giumaglio[Bap 1685]; and
  2. Giacomo Pietro: Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini and Mrs. Antonia Del Notaro.[Bap 1693]

The reconstructed parish records do not mention Antonio and Guglielma after the birth of son Giacomo Pietro in 1693.[Bap 1693]

Sources
  • Bap 1661: 12 Apr 1661 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1685: 6 Oct 1685 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1693: 9 Sep 1693 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giovanni Giacomo LAFRANCHI (II) (1674-<1745)Top

A23.Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi (II) was born on December 22, 1674, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland, and baptized the same day in Maggia, 3 kilometers downriver. His godparents were named as Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini and Mrs. Apollonia (Pozzi) Del Notaro.[Bap 1674] Giacomo married Giovanna De Bernardi of Lodano, a kilometer downriver, and had at least four children:

A231. Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi (III) 28 Oct 1708 --  -- 
A232. Giacomina Lafranchi 29 Sep 1710 --  -- 
A233. Giovanna Maria Lafranchi 20 Dec 1713 --  -- 
A234. Maria Domenica Lafranchi 9 Oct 1726 --  -- 

Giacomo and Giovanna chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomo (III): Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and Mrs. Giacomina (Lafranchi) Del Notaro, Giacomo's younger sister[Bap 1708]; and
  2. Giacomina: Giovanni Lafranchi and Mrs. Domenica (Lafranchi) Guglielmetti, Giacomo's youngest sister[Bap 1710];
  3. Giovanna: Giuseppe Lafranchi, Giacomo's younger brother, and Giacomina Lafranchi, Giacomo's likely cousin[Bap 1713]; and
  4. Domenica: Giovanni Pietro Sartori (likely Giacomo Pietro Sartori, daughter Giacomina's future husband) and Giacomina Lafranchi, Giacomo's niece.[Bap 1726]

May 2016Giacomo and brother Martino3 were recorded as witnesses in the reconstruction of parish records following the church fire of 1745 for the Lafranchi, Del Notaro, and Guglielmetti families.

Sources
  • Bap 1674: 22 Dec 1674 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 28 Aug 1708 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1710: 29 Sep 1710 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1713: 20 Dec 1713 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1726: 9 Oct 1726 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giuseppe LAFRANCHI (1677-<1742)Top

A24. Giuseppe Lafranchi was born on December 16, 1677, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland, and baptized the same day in Maggia, 3 kilometers downriver. His godparents were named as Giacomo Pietro Cerini, the father of his future sister-in-law, Guglielma (Cerini) Lafranchi, and Guglielma Guglielmetti.[Bap 1677] Giuseppe married Domenica Del Notaro and had as may as seven children:

A241. Giacomina Lafranchi 2 Dec 1712 --  -- 
A242. Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi 15 Dec 1715 (< 1718) (Infancy)
A243. Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi 26 Sep 1718 --  -- 
A244. Maria Margherita Lafranchi 2 Aug 1721 (> 1742) (> 21)
A245. Giuseppe Antonio Maria Lafranchi 18 Sep 1724 (1776-1779) (50s)
A246. Maria Domenica Lafranchi 13 Oct 1727 --  -- 
A247. Giuseppe Maria Lafranchi 16 Sep 1731 --  -- 

Giuseppe and Domenica chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomina: Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and Mrs. Domenica (Lafranchi) Guglielmetti, Giuseppe's youngest sister[Bap 1712];
  2. Giacomo (elder): Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and Mrs. Giacomina (Lafranchi) Del Notaro, Giuseppe's younger sister[Bap 1715B];
  3. Giacomo (younger): Giovanni Del Notaro, Giuseppe's brother-in-law (Giacomina's husband), and Maria Caneverini[Bap 1718];
  4. Margherita: Giacomo Tomaso Pozzi of Giumaglio and Mrs. Giovanna (Del Notaro) Lafranchi, Giuseppe's sister-in-law (Martino's3 wife)[Bap 1721];
  5. Giuseppe Antonio: Martino Lafranchi3, Giuseppe's younger brother, and Mrs. Domenica Del Notaro[Bap 1724];
  6. Domenica: Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and Mrs. Maria Del Notaro, possibly Domenica's sister-in-law[Bap 1727]; and
  7. Giuseppe Maria: Giovanni Caneverini and Mrs. Catterina Lafranchi, Domenica's likely elder sister and wife of Giuseppe's cousin Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi.[Bap 1731]

Giuseppe was in turn named as godfather to Giovanni Maria Lafranchi[Bap 1713]; and Domenica was named as godmother to Martino Lafranchi (Jr.)[Bap 1715A], Giuseppe's nephew, and Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi (Jr.).[Bap 1722]

Giuseppe Lafranchi died sometime between 1732[Bap 1732] and 1742[Bap 1742], which would have put him in his late 50s or early 60.

Domenica was last recorded as a witness in the reconstruction of parish records following the church fire of 1745 for the Del Notaro family. As such, she was one of only two women to recorded as witnesses in the reconstruction.

Sources
  • Bap 1677: 16 Dec 1677 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 2 Dec 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1713: 20 Dec 1713 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715A: 20 Oct 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715B: 15 Dec 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 26 Sep 1718 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721: 2 Aug 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722: 10 Apr 1722 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724: 18 Sep 1724 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1727: 13 Oct 1727 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1731: 16 Sep 1731 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732: 1 Nov 1732 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1742: 29 Jul 1742 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Giacomina (LAFRANCHI) DEL NOTARO (1684->1723)Top

A25. Giacomina Lafranchi was born on October 20, 1684, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland, and baptized the same day in the neighboring parish of Giumaglio. Her godparents were named as Giovanni Baptista Del Notaro and Maria Del Notaro.[Bap 1684] Giacomina married Giovanni Del Notaro on June 26, 1713, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio[Mar 1713] and had three children:

A251. Maria Apollonia Del Notaro 8 Sep 1713 --  -- 
A252. Giovanni Battista Del Notaro 2 Oct 1715 --  -- 
A253. Giacomina Del Notaro 22 Sep 1722 --  -- 

Giacomina and Giovanni chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Apollonia: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and Mrs. Domenica Del Notaro, Giovanni's younger sister[Bap 1713];
  2. Battista: Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and Mrs. Domenica (Tomasini) Pozzi[Bap 1715B]; and
  3. Giacomina: Pietro Antonio Maria Tomasini of Lodano and Apollonia Del Notaro[Bap 1722], future wife of Giacomina's younger brother, Martino3.

Giacomina was in kind named as godmother to Maria Catterina Lafranchi[Bap 1702]; nephew Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi (III)[Bap 1708]; nephew Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi[Bap 1711]; Apollonia Del Notaro[Bap 1712], Giovanni's niece; Antonio Maria Del Notaro[Bap 1715], Giovanni's nephew; nephew Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi[Bap 1715C]; niece Giacomina Guglielmetti4 [Bap 1717]; and Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini.[Bap 1723] Giovanni was likewise named godfather to Giacomina's nephews Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi[Bap 1718] and Giovanni Guglielmetti.[Bap 1719]

Giovanni Del Notaro died between 1722[Bap 1722] and 1723[Bap 1723]. He was about 41 years old.

Sources
  • Bap 1684: 20 Oct 1684 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1702: 7 May 1702 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1708: 28 Aug 1708 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 12 Dec 1711 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1712: 7 Jan 1712 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1713: 26 Jun 1713 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1713: 8 Sep 1713 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715A: 2 Mar 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715B: 2 Oct 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715C: 15 Dec 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1717: 12 Jan 1717 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 26 Sep 1718 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1722: 22 Sep 1722 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1723: 7 Feb 1723 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Martino LAFRANCHI (Sr.)3 (1685-<1747)Top

A26.May 2016 Martino Lafranchi (Sr.)3 was born and baptized on December 28, 1685, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland. His godparents were named as Giovanni Del Notaro and Mrs. Antonio Del Notaro.[Bap 1685] Martino first married Giovanna Del Notaro and had seven children. Afterward he married Apollonia Del Notaro4, who may have been Giovanna's younger half-sister and was 17 years younger than Martino, on February 4, 1727, at the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo in Coglio[Mar 1727] They and had five more children together. All total, Martino fathered 12 children but only one, Battista4, apparently lived to marry and have children in Coglio:

A26A. Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi 12 Dec 1711 --  -- 
A26B. Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi 26 Nov 1714 (< 1729) (< 14)
A26D. Martino Lafranchi (Jr.) 20 Oct 1715 --  -- 
A26E. Maria Lafranchi 29 Sep 1716 --  -- 
A26F. Giovanni Lafranchi 20 Aug 1718 --  -- 
A26G. Giacomina Lafranchi 16 Oct 1721 (< 1739) (< 17)
A26H. Domenica Lafranchi 30 Aug 1724 --  -- 

A26I. Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi 10 Feb 1729 --  -- 
A26J. Giovanni Battista Lafranchi4 9 Sep 1732 (1782-1784) (51)
A26K. Francesco Lafranchi 26 Jul 1736 --  -- 
A26L. Giacomina Lafranchi 9 Jan 1739 --  -- 

Martino and his wives chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomo: Giovanni Pietro Sartori (likely Giacomo Pietro Sartori, Martino's niece's husband) and Mrs. Giacomina (Lafranchi) Del Notaro, Martino's elder sister[Bap 1711];
  2. Antonio (elder): Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and his wife Domenica[Bap 1714];
  3. Martino (Jr.): Giovanni Lafranchi and Mrs. Domenica (Del Notaro) Lafranchi, wife of Martino's elder brother Giuseppe[Bap 1715];
  4. Maria: Giovanni Giacomo Caneverini and Mrs. Domenica (Tomasini) Pozzi[Bap 1716];
  5. Giovanni: Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi and Catterina Del Notaro[Bap 1718];
  6. Giacomina (elder): Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and Domenica Guglielmetti[Bap 1721B];
  7. Domenica: Pietro Tomasini of Lodano and Mrs. Maria Del Notaro[Bap 1724A];
  8. Antonio (younger): Giovanni Antonio Lafranchi and Giacomina Guglielmetti4 [Bap 1729], Martino's niece;
  9. Battista4: (illegible godfather) and Maria Zoppi of Broglio[Bap 1732A];
  10. Francesco: Giovanni Battista Del Notaro and Mrs. Giovanna Maria (Perinoni) Caneverini[Bap 1736]; and
  11. Giacomina (younger): Giuseppe Maria Pozzi and Domenica Pozzi.[Bap 1739]

May 2016Martino was named in kind as godfather to nephew Giuseppe Antonio Maria Lafranchi.[Bap 1724B] Giovanna was also named as godmother to Martino's niece Maria Margherita Lafranchi.[Bap 1721A]

Apollonia was named as godmother to Giuseppe Maria Del Notaro[Bap 1732B] and cousin Giuseppe Maria Lafranchi.[Bap 1747]

May 2016 Martino and elder brother Giacomo were recorded as witnesses in the reconstruction of parish records following the church fire of 1745 for the Lafranchi, Del Notaro, and Guglielmetti families.

Martino Lafranchi died sometime between 1745 and 1747, when his late wife Apollonia was named as godmother to Martino's grandnephew Giuseppe Maria Lafranchi.[Bap 1747]

Sources
  • Bap 1685: 28 Dec 1685 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1711: 12 Dec 1711 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1714: 26 Nov 1714 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1715: 20 Oct 1715 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1716: 29 Sep 1716 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1718: 20 Aug 1718 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721A: 2 Aug 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1721B: 16 Oct 1721 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724A: 30 Aug 1724 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1724B: 18 Sep 1724 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1727: 4 Feb 1727 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1729: 10 Feb 1729 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732A: 10 Sep 1732 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1732B: 31 Dec 1732 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1736: 26 Jul 1736 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1739: 9 Jan 1739 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1747: 31 Jul 1747 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland

Domenica (LAFRANCHI) GUGLIELMETTI3 (1688->1719)Top

A27. Domenica Lafranchi3 was born and baptized on January 4, 1688, in Coglio, Ticino, Switzerland. Her godparents were named as Giovanni Giacomo Lafranchi, supposedly her elder brother, and Mrs. Apollonia (Pozzi) Del Notaro.[Bap 1688] Domenica married Giovanni Pietro Guglielmetti in January 1714 in Coglio. They had two children together:

A271. Giacomina Guglielmetti4 12 (Jan) 1717 Sep 1735 (18)
A272. Giovanni Guglielmetti 15 Oct 1719 (> 1734) (> 14)

Domenica and Pietro chose the following godparents for their children:

  1. Giacomina: Don Giovanni Francesco Pozzi and Mrs. Giacomina (Lafranchi) Del Notaro, Domenica's elder sister; and
  2. Giovanni: Giovanni Del Notaro, Domenica's brother-in-law, and the widow Mrs. Maria Del Notaro[Bap 1719], possibly Pietro's sister.

Giovanni Pietro Guglielmetti died sometime between 1729 and 1733, the birth of his first grandchild.[Bap 1733] He was probably in his early 60s.

Sources
  • Bap 1688: 4 Jan 1688 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Mar 1714: Jan 1714 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1717: 12 (Jan) 1717 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1719: 15 Oct 1719 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Bap 1733: 28 Dec 1733 Baptism, Sancta Maria Montis Carmeli, Coglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland